I want to thank Compassion International for all that you do. I have been a child sponsor for over 10 years. I have in the past and am now a sponsor through other ministries. Thank you for making child sponsorship beautiful. I really do mean that. I remember having to wait months to receive letters in the mail and I cherished every one of them. Now with electronic means, we are able to write more to each other and send many pictures... up to 13 for each letter! I know it has just made our relationships stronger as we are able to share more with each other. I am so grateful for my children. I am grateful for Compassion and how you encourage and will almost do anything to maintain relationships between the children and their sponsors. Thank you for all of the networking you provide. I have friended someone in another state, who I have never met personally, and we have been friends for at least 8 years if not more. Every time I call the staff at Compassion are so kind. Even if there is a problem, which we are human and should expect them from time to time, they are usually resolved very quickly. I have been to many Compassion events. You may meet as strangers, but you will always leave as friends sharing a common love for these children and families. There are really not enough words in the English dictionary for me to describe how thankful I am for Compassion and how appreciative I am of what you are doing around the world. It takes everyone working together and Christ at the center!